Monday, April 25, 2016


The Washington Post in 2012 said, "It's unclear who McClelland was, and why this was named for him (or her). But it should be clear that this early-20th-century cocktail is a good transition into autumn." It is also a good drink when you are feeling under the weather. When you are sick, really dry cocktails taste harsh with no flavor and all alcohol. The richness of sloe gin makes for a sweet and spicy base and curacao and bitters keep it from being too syrupy. I'm not sure it would be great if you are feeling fine, but with a cold, McClelland is almost medicinal. Think of it as chilled cough syrup.
  • 2 oz. sloe gin
  • 1 oz. curacao (triple sec used)
  • 3-5 dashes Angostura bitters.
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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